Princess Cruises Coach Crash In Alaska Leaves Ten Injured

Investigations Underway Into Cause Of Incident


Ten people have been injured following a road traffic collision near Cantwell, Alaska, involving a Princess Cruises coach carrying more than 40 people.

Reports have revealed that the coach was involved in a crash with a truck close to Mile 169 on the Parks Highway as it was travelling between the Mt McKinley Princess and Denali Princess holiday lodges.

Emergency services including two helicopters were sent to the scene of the incident, which happened at a similar time as another crash at Mile 225.

All of those injured are not thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

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Expert Opinion
It is very worrying to hear reports of this crash and it is vital that emergency services work quickly to provide comprehensive answers regarding the circumstances of the incident.

"We have represented victims injured in coach crashes across the globe, including those seriously hurt in incidents in the US, Italy, France, Germany and Bulgaria. Our experience means we understand the huge consequences that such collisions can have on those involved, both in terms of physical and psychological trauma.

"Everything possible must be done to ensure that, where possible, lessons can be learned which will prevent another incident like this from occurring in the future."
Philip Banks, Partner